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It’s not very often I get a chance to go behind the scenes of a brand, especially a curvy friendly one. I was thrilled when Timothy Snell, celebrity stylist and CurvySwagger contributor invited me along for two of his Torrid appearances.
Our first event was a visit to the Torrid offices for a tour, a behind the scenes look at the new 2015 Torrid Denim Collection for a live-streaming style Q+A with Timothy on Facebook.
The Torrid space is a stunning, sun drenched modern loft/warehouse space and wherever we went, we saw a showroom of happy people. Beautiful curvy ladies are everywhere and you just can’t fake a great environment. After meeting everyone from the CEO to the designers, marketing execs, buyers and brand executives I honestly didn’t want to say goodbye – there had been a lot of laughter between us.
Days later Timothy and I were back with Torrid again, for their 2015 Model Search. This was anything but a competitive atmosphere – it was a “love fest”, with curvy ladies making new friends, supporting one another, feeling confident and appreciated.
I had the best surprise getting to meet one of my favorite Torrid supermodels, Lornalitz Baez who appeared with Timothy to encourage and celebrate the ladies.
Later in the store, two luck winners received makeovers by Timothy and I happily shopped for jeans because I knew that I’d find more than one with a great fit.
Many of the frequent shoppers end up working at the stores and everyday curvy ladies are featured in their ads all the time. The Torrid culture is positive from the executive office to the retail floor, a living and breathing curvy community. I was on a fashion high having been surrounded by happy curvy ladies enjoying each other with genuine kindness and compassion. Very, very cool.
Our CurvySwagger contributor and fashion guru Timothy Snell presents Modern Curves, Modern Style fashion show on The Queen Latifah Show.
CurvySwagger fashion guru Timothy Snell presents his Modern Curves, Modern Style show on The Queen Latifah Show.
When the producers at the QL show asked me to talk about trends I wanted to prove that every woman can be stylish and chic from size 2 to 24.
A curvy woman doesn’t want to be different; she wants to participate in fashion as well. She wants to buy everything that’s on the racks, she wants to look good, she wants to look approachable. Women always ask me, “Where did you get that from?”, “Can I get it too?”, “Can I get it in my size?”.
Hair by Paula Ashby
Makeup by Merc Arceneaux
Fresh off his successful trends show at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills I pinned down Timothy Snell for his advice on updating the curvy wardrobe for the spring + summer season.
“The colored blazer is your best new go to item for the spring summer season. It can be a boyfriend cut or fitted and you can wear it with jeans, a skirt or a crisp white blouse. A curvy girl shouldn’t be afraid to wear a pair of white jeans. They’re a great way to modernize your look for a sexy casual style.”